Monday, June 10, 2013
West Coast Trail Highlight-Cheewhat to Nitinat Narrows
At the river, a sturdy suspension bridge affords access to the other side. Because this section of the river is tidal, it is not good for getting water. There is a groundwater spring on the north side of the river, clearly marked with a wooden sign.
Finally arriving down the slippery stairs at the ferry, you are greeted by the ferry operators, quietly offering up fresh crab, salmon, pop, and beer. It is a welcome rest to sit for a while before carrying across the narrows to the other side, and continuing to the next camp. As with the other days on the trial, this area does not fail to offer up many new and different things-alongside the usual aspects of the trail: up, down, mud, roots, rocks, beach, bridges, ladders, and boardwalk.